ONLINENostalgia as Critique: Jews in Egyptian Cinema

March 9, 2022 Free
“Haret al-Yahood,” or “Jewish Quarter,” on Egyptian television (Promotional still)
“Haret al-Yahood,” or “Jewish Quarter,” on Egyptian television (Promotional still)

This lecture with Deborah Starr (Cornell University) and Eyal Sagui Bizawe (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) is part of the “Sephardi Thought and Modernity Series,” which focuses on continuity and rupture as a way to deepen our dialogue about the different forms modernity has adopted throughout Sephardi history.

We discuss concepts including the meaning of “modernity” in non-European contexts, such as the Levant and/or the Arab world, explore how non-European Jewish societies synthesized tradition, change and cultural diversity, and delve into Sephardi intellectual life, cosmopolitanism, cultural belongings, language, translation and mobility.

Sponsored by the Belzberg Program in Israel Studies at the University of Calgary and the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University. With the collaboration of the American Sefardi Federation, Centro Sefarad Israel and the International Network for Jewish Thought.

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